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monitors patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness/ uneffetiveness, side effects, toxicities,allergic drug reactions, drug interactions, and appropriate therapeutic outcomescounsels patients on: a) medications to be self-administered in the hospital b) dischargemedicationsparticipates in cardiopulmonary emergencies by: a) procuring and preparing needed drug, b)charting all medications given, c) performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessaryII. AMBULATORY PHARMACIST RESPONSIBILITIESA. Dispensing Areaensures that established policies and procedures are followedchecks for accuracy in the work of supportive personnelensures that proper techniques are used in extemporaneous compoundingprovides for adequate record keeping and billing: patient medication records, investigationaldrug records, outpatient billing, reports, and prescription filesmaintains professional competenceensures that new personnel are trained properly in the policies and procedures of theambulatory pharmacycoordinates the activities of the area with the available staff to make the best use of personneland resourceskeeps the ambulatory pharmacy neat and orderly at all timesB. Patient Care Areainspects the medication areas on the nursing unit periodically to ensure an adequate supply ofstock drugs and their proper storage
identifies drugs brought into the clinic by patientsobtains patient-medication histories and communicates pertinent information to the physicianassists in drug product and entity selectionassists the physician in selecting dosage regimens and schedulesmonitors the patient’s total drug therapy for effectiveness, side effects, toxicities, allergic drugreactions, drug interactions, and appropriate patient outcomescounsels patients on the proper use of their medicationprepares medications for IV administrationprovides medications and/or supplies for patient home careDivisions (administrative services, education and training, pharmaceutical research, in-patient, out-patient, drug information services, departmental services, purchasing and inventory control, centralsupply services, assay and QC, manufacturing and packaging, sterile products, radiopharmaceuticalservices, IV admixture)Administrative Services1. Plan and coordinate departmental activities2. Develop policies3. Schedule personnel and provide supervision4. Coordinate administrative needs of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee5. Supervise departmental office staffEducation and Training1. Coordinate programs of undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students2. Participates in hospital wide educational programs involving nurses, doctors, etc.3. Train newly employed pharmacy department personnelPharmaceutical Research1. Develop new formulations of drugs especially dosage forms not commercially available and ofresearch drugs2. Improve formulations of existing products3. Cooperate with the medical research staff on projects involving drugsIn-patient services1. Provide medications for all in-patients of the hospital on a 24-hour per day basis

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